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Al Shabab leader Sheikh Hassan tape: Somalia colonized by Ethiopia,

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The former Al Shabab commander Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys has released an audio tape while under house arrest in Mogadishu. The forty minute tape which was released on May 20, 2014 is widely believed to coincide with Youth Day; a day reserved to praise the Somali Youth League (SYL). The SYL was a political party that played a vital role ... Read More »

Bombing in Somali capital wounds politician: local official

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MOGADISHU: A Somali politician was wounded Monday in a bomb blast in the latest in a string of attacks in the war ravaged capital Mogadishu, a local official said. “The bomb was attached to his car… seriously injuring him,” local district commissioner Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir told AFP. The politician, former city commissioner Farah Dahir Jimale, was rushed to hospital. One ... Read More »

Somali MPs demand president quit, threaten impeachment

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MOGADISHU, May 8 (Reuters) – More than 100 Somali lawmakers have signed a letter demanding the president resign for failing to improve security and meet other promises, threatening to impeach him if he does not quit. The petition, the first of its kind against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has enough signatures to force an impeachment debate in parliament. But such ... Read More »

Turkey to rebuild Somalia’s National Army, Turkish military arrives in Mogadishu

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They will kick start by constructing a new army headquarter in Mogadishu and will start training Somalia’s national army directly on home soil. At the moment, they are training special units, police, investigators, intelligence officers and other branches of the force in Turkey. Over 1,000 are currently in Turkey. 00 Read More »

American provide the DJiboutians free access Healthcare

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US, UK team up, prepare Burundi soldiers for civil affairs in Somalia (Ciidan somalia looma baahna)

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Members of the U.S. Army and British army instructed a 10-day civil-military co-operation course (CIMIC) for 35 Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF) soldiers in Bujumbura, Burundi, March 12-21, 2014. As another battalion of BNDF soldiers prepares to deploy to Somalia, the course taught them how to engage effectively with people in the villages they’ll be patrolling. The ... Read More »

Turkey mulls sending soldiers in Central African Republic

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Turkey has yet to make a decision to respond to the EU’s demand to contribute to the mission of deploying troops to the Central African Republic, but is considering sending a group of army officers and an aircraft. Political approval from Turkish leaders is not expected before the March 30 local elections. Ankara is considering sending some army officers to ... Read More »